You likely know – making a fairy house is one of the best ways to invite more fairies to come and live in your garden. They need a place to stay, after all!
It can be easy to make a fairy house, and we’ve seen all sorts of great ones. They can be simple, from sticking on jewels and stickers to simple houses from the dollar store, to fancier affairs with bark, twigs, moss, and some jewels for stepping stones in a garden.
If you use living things like flowers and moss, then make sure to plant them in a flower pot so they can still grow there – fairies take care to look after living things!
You can also make them edible if you feel inspired – a candy fairy house would certainly appeal to fairies with a sweet tooth! You would just need an assortment of colourful candies and chocolates, and decorate a house made of chocolate bark, melted sugar, or gingerbread. Use some frosting in a bag for details, much like you would glitter glue, and add sparkly cake decorations. (This option would be for the truly adventurous!).
We went to a party recently where the birthday girl had made a fairy house – she called it the Pink Fairy Hotel, and put it in Redwood Park amongst the fairy houses there. We have stayed there on occasion, and highly recommend the sparkly service! (And if you haven’t yet been to Redwood Park in Surrey, do go – there is a fairy path with many fairy houses around.)
Once made, you can invite the fairies to come – with a note, by asking (it helps to ask a few times), or singing a song to them. Fairies love singing! Whatever you make, it will be fun and creative way to connect with the fairies.